Public Service Announcement - VIA Rail Set To Resume Normal Service Between Montréal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto Following Removal of Blockade



    MONTREAL, June 30 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA wishes to advise customers that
following the removal of the blockade at Marysville, Ontario, preparations are
being made to resume all normal operations on affected VIA services.
    Effective Saturday morning, beginning with its early morning trains, VIA
will resume services in both directions on all services on the following
routes:

    Toronto-Montréal
    Toronto-Ottawa

    Exceptionally, train 655 from Kingston to Toronto (departing at 06:50)
will be replaced by bus service.
    Effective immediately, VIA Rail will also be resuming ticket sales on
these services.
    Due to the heavy congestion on the rail line caused by the blockade, VIA
is anticipating delays of from one to two hours in total trip time.
    VIA wishes to apologize for any inconvenience and for the expected delays
this disruption may cause to its passengers. Call volume has been high at
VIA's call centres. Customers wishing to purchase tickets or further
information encouraged to visit VIA's website viarail.ca or call 888-VIA RAIL
(842-7245).




For further information:

For further information: VIA contacts: Malcolm Andrews, Montreal, Cell:
(514) 946-4160; Catherine Kaloutsky, Toronto, Cell: (647) 228-1127; Seychelle
Harding, Montreal, Cell: (514) 887-6119


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